UAE plans special flights to evacuate Iranian visitors


The UAE is coordinating with Iran to operate special flights evacuate its citizens amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

The move comes after the UAE suspended flights to Iran for a week as part of precautionary measures.

According to the national news agency WAM, authorities are working with Iran to facilitate the operation "to ensure the safety of visitors and those responsible for the evacuation operations".

The official death toll from coronavirus in Iran stands at 34.

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